Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MAC Nail Lacquer in Wham, Bam, Glam (Matte)

I know its spring/summer time and I should be sporting vibrant colors but I just want to share my very first matte nail polish from MAC called Wham, Bam, Glam from their Riveting collection. I was totally left out of the Chanel Particuliere craze, needless to say, it was sold out before my very eyes. So I just went on with my life and bumped into a shade pretty similar greige brown (grey - beige - brown) to that of Chanel's IT nail color, just darker.

swatch after 2 coats, under natural light:
the nail lacquer is very hard to apply as it streaks and dries up really fast, but once you get to the 3rd coat, you'll see the full effect of the matte lacquer. You can also opt to top it with glossy top coat if you get tired of the matte look.

here's a swatch after 3 coats, indoor lighting:
can you say, concrete chi-chi? :)

Only issue is when you scratch your nail into something rough, it will show up and really stand out unlike in glossy finish nail polish. Also, tip wear is noticeable in as short as 2 days.

Do you like matte nail lacquers? What other brand/s and shade/s would you recommend? Also, if you know a nice grey - beige- brown shade please let me know. TIA! ;)


  1. Hahah! I always wanted a matte nail polish! :) I've been looking out for OPI and I'm getting some soon! As soon as I get more allowance hehe :$


  2. ooo it's soo matte! I don't like the color though... too brown.

  3. I thought you made up the Wham, Bam, Glam part! When I saw the matte finish, my first thought was it looked like a primer coat of paint that goes on first to make the real paint look better/cover easier.

    Hope you're having a good week. =)

  4. I have the china glaze matte....u can use it with any nail polish to mattify it...it's a cheap way to have matte nails..essie has it too....and greyish brown are the it nails for spring so there's a lot of nice ones in stores...OPI's You don't know jacques,sephora's metro chic...even cheaper ones from sally hansen & rimmel...hope you'll find one that u'll like..

  5. You know, I have to say I'm not a fan of matte formulas myself but it looks good on you. Thanks for visiting and following =)

  6. wow, i didn't know it was a matte finish! good too know!

  7. Hello fellow lazy girl! Hee hee. *hugs* I've yet to try matte nails so I really don't know. But I DO know this color looks fabulous on you, sweetie. =D

  8. Ooo...it has a grunge effect! I like it :D I gotta go find myself a matte nailpolish now!

    I'm guessing because it's matte you can't add a protective layer and thus it chips easily...?

  9. I've tried matte formulas on my nails but it always looks so so strange ! if i get a matte polish i usually wear a topcoat over it to make it glossy =)
    i just bought the rimmel steel grey..looks really similar except it's not matte ! =)


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